Medical Tech | CNA | Healthcare Assistants| Unusual Medical Jobs | Best Therapist Jobs


Acute Care Nursing Assistant ACNA

Acute Care Nurse Assistant is a CNA who works in various departments of acute care hospitals, within the scope of practice of the CNA. The acute care nursing assistant works in clinical areas of the hospital, including medical/surgical units, orthopedic and telemetry units, outpatient surgical units, or the emergency room.
 Acute Care certified nursing assistants help the licensed vocational nurse or RNs with a wide variety of tasks:

• Answer call lights and assist with patient needs
• Obtain and record vital signs
• Monitor post-surgical dressings and drainage
•Observe and Identify abnormal signs and symptoms and report to nurse
• Report and record abnormal findings, patterns, habits, and behaviors of acute care patients;
• Take action within designated responsibilities and as directed by the RN for abnormal findings, patterns, habits and behaviors of acute care patients;
• Assist with patient admission and discharge
• Collect lab specimens as required
• Assist health team with special procedures
• Observe effects of pain treatment and report to licensed staff